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Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social care or Children’s and Young People’s settings

1.1 Explain what is meant by
* Diversity
* Equality
* Inclusion

Diversity basically means difference. Diversity is about understanding that everyone has things in common but also that everyone is different. Diversity is about embracing those differences because if everything and everyone was the same then life would be boaring. Some examples of diversity are listed below:

* Gender
* Race
* Culture
* Beliefs
* Ability
* Talent
* Personality
* Age

Equality means that everyone has the right to be treated equally and appropriate for their individual needs. Inclusion is every individuals human right, the aim of inclusion is to embrace everyone irrespective of their differences i.e. sex, race disability, race, religion etc. Everyone should have equal access and opportunities.

1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination

The effects of discrimination show differently for different people, the effects could fall into the physical or psychological categories. Some potential effects of discrimination are:

* Anger
* Humiliation
* Low self esteem
* Frustration
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Fear
* Isolation
* Weight loss
* Weight gain
* Loss of drive/motivation
* Increased behaviors
* Non participation
* Lack of education

1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity

Inclusive practices are about making sure that there are no barriers that exclude people or inhibit them from fully participating in all aspects of everyday life in society. Inclusive practices is about constantly challenging areas of society that discriminate against people that are different, ask asking questions like “what changes need to happen so that everone can participate no matter what differences them may have?”, then doing whatever...
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